Rooster Rock

April 16, 1994

It was a surprisingly warm and somewhat humid day that an all-Obsidian day hike left for the Rooster Rock trip. It is a 70-mile drive to the Trout Creek trailhead. We noted a short new wheelchair accessible trail that leads to a large wooden observation deck. It is intended as an elk viewing point overlooking a large meadow where elk frequently winter. We hiked steadily uphill to Rooster Rock. After a short break (welcome on this humid day) we hiked another 45 minutes toward a rock formation overlooking the twin 260-ft. spires known as “Rabbit Ears”. The last 100 yards to the open rock ridge and lunch spot was bushwhacking through dense bushes. There was some doubt as to whether the leader knew his way. But all ended well! Seventy-degree temperature, sun and a light breeze made lunch a real pleasure. Hikers consisted of Kevin Clark, Barb Elsen, Kristin Kaminski, Betty Macy, Sharon Ritchie, Sandy Reul and hike leader Chuck Reul.

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